Gambling tycoon Atong Ang helped gasoline the gambling addiction of Jessie Carlos, the gunman who attacked Resorts World Manila final June 2, by loaning cash for him to play at casinos even when he was already deep in debt.
Ang, in an interview aired over GMA News’ “Unang Balita” on June 6, stated he began loaning Carlos cash over a 12 months in the past.
“Nung nag-open kami two years ago sa Resorts World, naglalaro na siya roon, pahina-hina pa lang. Last year sa may Solaire at COD naman, kausap na ang mga tao ko,” he stated.
Since Carlos wasn’t precisely a excessive curler by the luxurious casinos’ requirements, borrowing cash from Ang appealed to him since he would have had problem getting the credit score line provided by the gaming institutions the place he performed.
“Sa amin, walang inte-interes sa amin kung sa amin maglalaro. Ang mangyayari dyan, mag-iiwan lang siya ng tseke o kung may kaibigan, gagarantyahan lang,” he stated.
Ang, who admitted understanding Carlos as early as 5 years in the past when the latter was into cockfighting, stated he knew the previous Department of Finance worker unsuccessfully pursued a financing enterprise when his money owed started piling up.
The controversial gambling tycoon stated Carlos’ debt reached P3 million at one level.
Deep in debt, Ang stated Carlos gave him final December the title to his Batangas farm, which was price P10 million.
Carlos additionally provided Ang his weapons– together with the M4 assault rifle he used within the Resorts World Manila assault– and his automotive to repay his loans.
Ang, nevertheless, stated he refused Carlos’ provide for the weapons and automotive. He informed the serial gambler he ought to promote his lot as an alternative so he might give some cash to his spouse after paying his collectors again.
A number of months after assembly Ang to speak about his loans, Carlos unleashed hell in Resorts World Manila by setting a number of on line casino tables on fireplace and stealing gaming chips.
He then went inside a lodge room the place he shot and burned himself.